National News Roundup: Year 5, Week 23 (June 20–26)

Kara Hurvitz
4 min readJun 29, 2021

The Pacific Northwest is currently fielding a dangerous heat dome that brings unprecedented high temperatures to the entire region, and the heat wave of humid New England is no picnic either. So it’s lukewarm comfort that the news, at least, could honestly be a lot worse.

Standard standing reminders still apply: I am no journalist, though I play one in your inbox or browser, so I’m mostly summarizing the news within my area of expertise. NNR summaries often contain some detailed analysis that’s outside my expertise–I’m a lawyer, not an infrastructure package!–but all offroad adventures are marked with an asterisk. And, of course, for the things that are within my lane, I’m offering context that shouldn’t be considered legal advice. Okay, I think that’s about it for the disclaimers. Onward to the news!

Cleanup in Aisle 45:

We have another Groundhog Day week of Election Rejection news, though there were a few new stories. Here’s what I have for you this week:

This was also a groundhog week for Biden Rebuilding. Here’s what has happened:

Your New Normal:

The Bad:

The Good:

So that’s what I have for this week, and I think it was more than enough. For making it through, you deserve If Dogs Were People and a more consistently improved government. I’ll be back next week with more restructured and improved news, and I hope you will be back as well–but in the meantime, feel free to ping the National News Roundup ask box, which is there for your constructive comments. Send me questions! Send me feedback! Send me an entire crate of popsicles!



Kara Hurvitz

Boots on the ground for social change, one step at a time.